Lewis Hamilton responds to Monza blow by securing pole in Tuscan Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton has bounced back from his Monza disappointment in style to secure pole position for Sunday’s Tuscan Grand Prix.

The 35-year-old suffered a nightmare setback in Italy last weekend, finishing down in seventh as Pierre Gasly recorded a shock victory.

However, Hamilton will be starting from the front in tomorrow’s Tuscan race after edging out Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas by a mere 0.059 seconds.

“It's been a really tough weekend, this track is phenomenal,” he said. “It's a really, really challenging circuit.

“Valtteri was quicker than me all day yesterday and even this morning.

“At the end there I think the wind picked up and I wasn't able to go any quicker.

“But nonetheless it was a job well done.”

Gasly came crashing back down to earth in Tuscany after failing to get out of Q1, while Sebastian Vettel will start tomorrow’s race down in 14th.

The German’s disastrous final season at Ferrari looks set to continue in disappointing fashion, having suffered an early DNF in Monza last weekend.

Fans will be admitted for the first time this season at tomorrow’s Tuscan Grand Prix, which will see Hamilton try and make the most of his 95th career pole.

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  • “I’m so, so happy,” he said.

    “It doesn't matter how many poles you have, or how many races you do, it feels just as special as the first and just as challenging – if not more.”

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